HBCU Sports

Byron Perkins, a junior defensive back for Hampton University, made history last week as the first HBCU athlete to publicly come out. In an Instagram post, he wrote: “Let it be known that this is not a ‘decision’ or a ‘choice.’ Yes, this is who I am, this is who I’ve been, and this is who I’m going to be.”

Hampton University is officially changing athletic conferences, again. After a few weeks of speculation, the Pirates are leaving the Big South Conference to join the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) on July 1 of this year.